• Aptos Engage Photo Album

Aptos Engage Photo Album: Better Together, Indeed!

Aptos Engage 2017 was, by all accounts, a rousing success. Over 300 people from across the retail industry gathered to network, brainstorm, share successes and, well, engage. The optimism and enthusiasm for the opportunities that this era of retail presents was undeniable and people came to Hollywood, Florida to move the needle.

Believe it or not, we’re so excited about this year’s conference that we’re already working on next year’s event in Las Vegas.

But you don’t have to take our word for it. We’ll let the event photos do the talking for us. You can either view the entire gallery here or simply scroll down for a few of our favorites.  Either way…enjoy!

Opening Night Cocktail Reception

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party

The energy was palpable as the conference kicked off and attendees renewed acquaintances

 

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party

Aptos’ Helen Kostis shares what looks like a very important message

 

Melissa Schroeder of L Brands shares a smile with colleagues and partners

 

Aptos’ Diana Benitez catches up with friends from Tommy Bahama

 

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party

Mike Starkey (left) of Performance Bicycle reconnects with Shane Desrochers of Aptos

 

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party

Leonard English and Marco Nunez of Dollar General help each other get the “lay of the land”

 

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party

Members of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Jazz Quartet begin to warm up before their set

 

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party

Aptos’ Jane Webb catches up with Robert Shaffer of Fossil Group

 

Aptos Engage Cocktail Party

The Silent Auction to benefit RetailROI officially opens

 

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Monday Evening: A Celebration of the Aptos Community

Aptos Engage Monday

Aptos Engage Monday

Dave Bruno announces that Aptos has helped raise $80,000 for RetailROI in two short years

 

Aptos Engage Monday

Mike and Amy Rivas of Lifesong for Orphans share their amazing progress in Bercy

 

Carter’s accepts their “Moving the Needle” award

 

Aptos Engage Awards

Cole Haan accepts their “Retail Innovation” award

 

Aptos Engage Awards

Grupo Axo accepts their “International Retailing” award

 

Aptos Engage Awards

Pier 1 accepts their “Continuous Innovation” award

 

Aptos Engage Awards

Paper Source accepts their “Customer Experience” award

 

Aptos Engage Awards

Tommy Bahama accepts their “Reinventing the Retail Experience” award

 

RELATED: APTOS ENGAGE KEY TAKEAWAYS

Tuesday Sessions

Aptos Engage Keynote 1

Noel Goggin delivers his annual state of the business keynote address

 

Aptos Engage Vicki 1

Vicki Cantrell joins Noel on stage to discuss retail transformation

 

A full house for RSR’s Nikki Baird and Paula Rosenblum session

 

Aptos’ Terry Bissonette talks Aptos Labs during the structured 1:1 networking

 

Dave Boland of Tommy Bahama listens intently during structured 1:1 networking

 

Aptos’ Ian Rawlins shares his vision for Aptos Labs during Tuesday afternoon General Session

 

Aptos’ Johnny Legakis holds court during solution zone hours

 

Tyrone Munn of Eurostar discuss new ideas and opportunities during a solution zone break

 

Gary Zorko of Z Gallerie (l) and Ralph Niebles of The Art of Shaving share ideas with Greg Girard of IDC (r)

Jay Shields, Ayla Griggs, RJ Grancelli and Jess Johnson, all part of the Aptos Solutions Consulting team, share a smile as they prepare for the tailgating party

 

RELATED: APTOS ENGAGE KEY TAKEAWAYS

Tuesday Tailgating

The tension rises right along with the Jenga tower!

Now THAT is FOCUS!!!

 

Todd Mallett and Mike Hughes of Aptos battle it out in bean bag toss

 

Aptos’ Ayla Griggs displays perfect from in the beer pong toss game

 

Aptos’ Jane Webb also looks in fine tailgating form!

 

Velda Goodin of ScanSource and Thomas Loughery of Tory Burch celebrate their Jenga victory!

 

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Shark Tank!

Sandeep Bhanote of Radius8 enters the Shark Tank

 

Oscar Sachs of Salesfloor enters the Shark Tank

 

Georgina Nelson of TruRating enters the Shark Tank!

 

Steve Kramer of WorkJam enters the Shark Tank!

 

Aptos’ Mike Verdeyen prepares to announce the Shark Tank winner – TruRating!

 

RELATED: APTOS ENGAGE KEY TAKEAWAYS

The Retail Prophet

Doug Stephens excites the crowd with his theories about reengineering retail

 

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Wednesday Sessions

Windsor Store CEO Leon Zekaria shares his growth story

 

Aptos’ Vikas Aron asks a question during the Q& A portion of a breakout session

 

Aptos’ Tanya Bowen talks Clienteling

 

Yehudi Edwards of Rockport and Diane Cerulli of Aptos talk shop during a solution zone break Wednesday afternoon

 

Aptos’ Dave Bruno announces that the Engage Silent Auction raised $25,000 for RetailROI!

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Wednesday Night Closing Party (No captions required!)

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

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    Jay Shields May 16, 2017 (9:45 pm)

    What an amazing event and worthy recap!